CNN Claims Certain Fonts are “Racist”

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In a recent CNN article, write Anne Quito suggested that certain fonts can contribute to racism.

The article, titled “Karate, Wonton, Chow Fun: The End of ‘Chop Suey’ Fonts,” states that fonts used to communicate “Asaianness” create negative stereotypes.

“Type designers in the West have since cooked up many of their own versions of chop suey. Variations on the font are commercially distributed as Wonton, Peking, Buddha, Ginko, Jing Jing, Kanban, Shanghai, China Doll, Fantan, Martial Arts, Rice Bowl, Sunamy, Karate, Chow Fun, Chu Ching San JNL, Ching Chang and Chang Chang,” the report said.

“It’s hard not to cringe at the Chinese stereotypes bundled up with each font package — especially when seen through the lens of today’s heightened vigilance toward discrimination and systemic racism. Critics believe that using chop suey typefaces is downright racist, particularly when deployed by non-Asian creators,” it continued.

Quito’s rant goes on for several paragraphs. She also said that politicians have used these fonts to perpetuate racism. But as Fox News notes, she was able to cite only “two examples from the past 144 years.”

Later in the article, Quito admits that Chinese immigrants themselves have also used the font on their own businesses.

“It’s worth noting that, in 1930s America, some Chinese immigrants themselves used chop suey fonts on their restaurant signs, menus, and advertisements, as a way to heighten the exotic appeal of their establishments,” Quito wrote.

“CNN has reached the epitome of ‘we’re out of stuff to pretend to be outraged by this week for clicks’ if they’re surmising which fonts are racist,” political satirist Tim Young told Fox News.

“This piece leaves me with more questions than virtue signals,” Young said. “Which fonts belong to which demographics? Does this mean Times New Roman is a Caucasian font? Is the old typewriter font for elderly people? Are there straight and gay fonts or fonts based on the 54 genders? I need to know. I’m so confused at this point,” he continued.

CNN received backlash on Twitter for claiming that a cultural font can somehow be racist:

“Oh my God. Do people not have better things to do than find things to cancel? How are people going to personify fonts like this?!?? WHO CARES” one user tweeted.

“This is dumb. Stop looking for ways to divide people. Typography is a communication tool, and in the vast majority of instances this is well-intentioned and informative,” another said.

“Does racist even mean anything anymore? It used to be reserved for nasty people. Now it’s a marketing tool,” someone said.

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5 Thoughts to “CNN Claims Certain Fonts are “Racist””

  1. Linda Hickman

    If you think everything is racist it is because you are racist!
    What has happened to people? The word racist did mean something
    but now that everything is racist it really does not mean a thing,
    everything is not racist!

  2. Harry

    I’m starting to only using one of these fonts now. Not that I know it just pisses them off to no ends. 🤣 They piss me off – I piss them off. All’s fair in love and war.

  3. rottenrollin

    Ching Change Wally Wally Bing Bang!!!

    Translation: I could SHOOT an ignoramus moron for suggesting FONTS are racist.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THE RACISTS ARE THE ONES POINTING AT YOU WITH THREE FINGERS POINTING BACK AT THEMSELVES!

  4. rottenrollin

    CNN and Don Lemon are two of the HUGE racists out there.

    CNN has it’s OWN font.

    Don Lemon has just got TONS of stupidity and perversions.

  5. Phil F

    Good grief not everything is racist.
    When real racism occurs nobody will believe it because these liberal nut cases say anything and everything is racist. Enough already, it’s time to halt the insanity. Most if not all liberal democrats are racists and race hustlers and the fake news media promotes the racism and division.
    I’m sick of it, I owe minorities nothing and I don’t need to defend myself against the constant accusations of racism. It’s not whitey’s fault libnuts!

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